District Board managers:

  • Stuart
    Stuart Christian is self-employed. He enjoys spending time with his wife Penny and their 4 daughters, Kalie, Andrea, Mariah, and Natalie. They enjoyed the outdoors and take advantage of skiing, snowmobiling and all lake activities.  Manager Christian has been involved in the Sand Hill River Watershed District since 1999 and enjoys working with public issues and meeting with civic leaders.
  • Scott
    Dan Vesledahl,
    vice chair

    Dan Vesledahl is employed by Minkota Technologies in Winger and farms with his brother.  He loves spending time with his three kids kayaking, hunting and fishing.  Dan looks forward to interacting with members of the district and public agencies to help further efforts in water drainage retention and water quality management that affect the region.

  • JJ
    JJ Hamre,
    JJ farms west of Beltrami with his wife and three daughters. His hobbies include motorcycling, fishing, cooking with his wife, and just hanging out with family. He thought being part of the Sand Hill River Watershed District would be a great learning experience. JJ says water is an important part of our lives and affects us all in some way or another. As a member of the watershed he hopes to learn ways to improve water quality, drainage and flood prevention.
  • Phillip
    Clayton Bartz,
    Clayton Bartz and his wife Carol farm Southeast of McIntosh raising beef cattle, wheat and soybeans. Clayton has three sons and one grandson. He enjoys helping his sons with different projects. As a former FSA committee member, he has worked on many farm regulations which has also included wetlands. On the Sand Hill River Waterhshed board he looks forward to working on water quality and other issues.
  • Roger
    Roger Hanson and his wife Shirley farm near Beltrami, MN, and have two children and 6 grandchildren. The Hanson’s enjoy fishing, reading and travel.  Hanson has been involved in the Sand Hill River Watershed District since 1978. Hanson says serving a community need makes being a Sand Hill Watershed representative worth while and enjoys being able to work in an area of interest.


Name Address County Contact Term Held First Appt. Office Expires
Stuart Christian 39261 Woodside Dr. SE
Erskine, MN 56535
Polk (218) 687-3570 Chair 9/23/99 1/1/19
Dan Vesledahl 19036 420th Street SE
Winger, MN 56592
Polk (218) 779-4942 Vice-Chair 1/1/18 1/1/21
Clayton Bartz 39797 300th Avenue SE
McIntosh, MN 56556
Polk (218) 563-3267
Treasurer 1/1/18 1/1/21
JJ Hamre 26572 433rd Street SW
Beltrami, MN 56517
Polk (218) 926-5201 Secretary 1/1/17 1/1/20
Roger Hanson 24112 440th Street SW
Beltrami, MN 56517
Polk (218) 926-5770   5/17/78 1/1/20